Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Por Onell A. SotoPosted Nov 8, 2013 Rapidísimas Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Bajo el lema “Los desafíos pastorales sobre la familia en el contexto de la evangelización” , la Iglesia Católica Romana celebrará un sínodo mundial de obispos para tratar asuntos relacionados con la familia y su lugar en la sociedad. Una larga agenda incluirá asuntos como la adopción de hijos por parte de matrimonios del mismo sexo, la situación de los divorciados, la actitud de la iglesia ante los matrimonios mixtos e inter-religiosos y hasta el nuevo fenómeno de “alquiler de vientres”.El Valle de Constanza, municipio de la provincia La Vega, República Dominicana, ha estado en la prensa capitalina e internacional por las declaraciones hechas a favor del dictador Rafael Leónidas Trujillo que gobernó esta nación por más de tres décadas. En esta semana se cumplen 122 años de nacimiento de Trujillo. Los líderes dicen que en la era de Trujillo el país estaba mejor en términos de seguridad y que no había narcotráfico ni “la haitianización ni pérdida de la soberanía”. La policía arrestó a algunos de los jóvenes pero luego los dejó en libertad. Varios comentaristas han dicho que esos jóvenes no vivieron los años de terror y crímenes perpetrados por las tropas del régimen. La diócesis episcopal del Sureste de la Florida que celebra su convención anual en esta semana en Miami está formada por 76 congregaciones que tienen una feligresía total de unos 38 mil miembros. Su obispo es Leopoldo Frade, de origen cubano, que está próximo a jubilarse. La misión de la diócesis es “dar a conocer el poder transformado del evangelio de Cristo incluyendo a todo el mundo y sin excluir a nadie”.La diócesis episcopal de la República Dominicana está luchando por la derogación de un decreto de la Corte Constitucional que no da ciudadanía a los hijos de haitianos cuyos padres no eran residentes legales al tiempo de su nacimiento. La ley fue aprobada por la corte con un margen de 11 a 2. La República Dominicana tiene una población de10.2 millones de habitantes y la población de Haití es de 9.8 millones. “La Corte Constitucional ha cometido un gran error al violar el derecho de cuatro generaciones de descendientes de inmigrantes”, dijo el obispo episcopal Julio César Holguín. Miles de haitianos han emigrado a la República Dominicana para trabajar en la agricultura, los campos de caña y la construcción.Bill de Blasio, ex jefe de la agencia de tránsito de Nueva York, ha sido electo alcalde de la ciudad con una gran mayoría. El nuevo tiene 52 años, pertenece al Partido Demócrata y tiene fama de ser liberal. En la campaña prometió cobrar más impuestos a los ricos para ayudar a los más pobres. Está casado con Chiarlane, una mujer afroamericana que es 5 años mayor que él. La familia tiene tres hijos, el joven varón exhibe un afro típico de la era de los hippies.Jota Cardona es un hombre de 55 años nacido en Medellín, Colombia, que cumplió una condena de 18 años en Estados Unidos por tráfico de drogas. Últimamente se ha convertido en figura frecuente en la televisión. ¿Qué ha hecho? Pues en la cárcel tuvo un “encuentro con Dios” y su vida ha cambiado radicalmente. Ahora habla en iglesias y escuelas dando su testimonio. “Yo me arrepiento de todo el mal que hice y doy gracias a Dios por rescatarme del infierno que son las drogas”, dice con frecuencia. En su libro “El narco rescatado del infierno” describe su vida y la ansiedad que se siente cuando se está lejos de Dios. En sus presentaciones dice que quiere llegar a los jóvenes para que “ni se acerquen al cochino mundo de la droga”.Nicolás Maduro, gobernante de Venezuela, declaró recientemente como fecha oficial el “Día de la Lealtad y el Amor al Comandante Supremo Hugo Chávez y a la Patria”, que se celebrará el 8 de diciembre y que por “una casualidad” coincide con las próximas elecciones de alcaldes. Refiriéndose a Chávez dijo que “Logró transformar la Venezuela que hace 20 años estaba sumida en las tinieblas del capitalismo para gestar el nacimiento de una patria plena de esperanzas”. Un grupo de mujeres que hacía cola en una tienda se miró con ironía cuando alguien contó la historia.Juan y Ruth Erazo, naturales de Ecuador, sirviendo en la diócesis del Camino Real en California, han renunciado a sus órdenes después de más de 20 años en el ministerio de la Iglesia Episcopal, la obispa Mary Gray-Reeves ha concedido la petición según los cánones de la iglesia. Su renuncia no tiene motivaciones de carácter moral.VERDAD. Dios es amor. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA
Speaking to students at Tel Aviv’s Bar Ilan University in November 1989, Benjamin Netanyahu, at that time the Israeli deputy foreign minister, said: “Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China [at Tiananmen Square], when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass expulsions among the Arabs of the territories.” In other words, Netanyahu was lamenting a missed opportunity to carry out more war crimes with impunity. In fact, committing war crimes in the chaos of international confusion and/or distraction has been Israel’s modus operandi since its inception. This came to fruition with the terrorizing, massacring and expelling of indigenous Palestinians under the cover of Europe’s holocaust and World War II. Behind the popular romantic narratives of Israel’s existence is a reality of wanton murder, theft and ineffable misery and suffering. This malfeasance is not merely the strategy of a settler-colonial state bent on ethno-religious purity. Rather it is the national supremacist mindset of a government and citizenry that propel the engine of land theft and settlement, complete with fine-tuned tools to take everything: apartheid laws, mass imprisonment, home demolitions, property confiscations, murder, daily harassment and humiliation, control, cultural appropriation, bombing, night raids, day raids, school raids, kidnappings and propaganda. All to take the land, water, heritage and home of the terrain’s true, native people. Taking advantage of pandemicNow, 31 years after Tiananmen, Netanyahu is the prime minister of Israel and is taking full advantage of the current global coronavirus pandemic to consolidate more power over the whole of what is Palestine. Israel is pushing to formalize its control over the majority of the West Bank land area, inching closer to fulfilling the promise of its flag: a Star of David between two lines, symbolizing Israeli reign from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River.In 1948, Israel formalized its theft of 78 percent of Historic Palestine. After launching a war in 1967, it then occupied all of Palestine and formally annexed Jerusalem. The Oslo Accords of 1993 allowed Israel to control approximately 60 percent of the West Bank, in what is called Area C, ostensibly as a trust that would be handed over to the future Palestinian state. However, as the world finally understands, Israel never intended to let go. Instead, they built settlements at breakneck speed, importing Jews from other countries to populate them, offering various economic incentives in order to create “facts on the ground.” Now, Israel proposes to formalize its control by annexing 30 percent of the West Bank, which includes the most fertile and resource-rich lands — of course. It has pursued a strategy of imperialism by the inch, the incremental theft of land in normal times so as not to arouse international ire. And in times of upheaval or distraction, like a global pandemic, it takes bigger bites. From a small gang of European colonizers at the turn of the 20th century, the Zionists went from owning less than 3 percent of the land to now controlling approximately 92 percent of Historic Palestine (including Area C) and 100 percent of all water resources — which they ration to Palestinians at three times the cost of water sold to Jews in the same area. They also totally control all commerce, food production, borders and movement.Consistent with the government’s nefarious aims, illegal Israeli settlers are exploiting the pandemic lockdown, imposed in the occupied West Bank, to attack Palestinian homes and livelihoods. Destruction of Palestinian farmsIn a single week in April, there were three incidents in which Israeli settlers destroyed Palestinian farms and paved the roads in the districts of Nablus, Jerusalem and Bethlehem. In separate incidents, settlers attacked olive groves, cutting down trees that are hundreds of years old and belong to Palestinian families who traditionally subsisted on them. Settlers have increased their vandalism of cars and property belonging to Palestinians, with instances documented in Madama, Burqa and Burin.“We experience attacks from the settlers a few times a month,” Ghassan al-Najjar, a 30-year-old activist in Burin, a village 3 miles south of Nablus, told Middle East Eye. “But ever since we were put under lockdown because of the coronavirus, it has increased tenfold.” He continued, adding that settlers, under the protection of Israeli soldiers, have been raiding the village daily. The Palestine Liberation Organization issued a statement against these abuses, as well as Israel’s recent desecration of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, when Israeli settlers stormed the mosque under police protection. “The escalation in settlement activities coincides with the crimes of settler gangs who are wreaking havoc against and assaulting our people by cutting down trees and attacking houses and vehicles in the streets, and starting to build roads for settlers, as is now taking place between the villages of Za’atra and Hawwara for the use of settlers, which is an attempt to create the Bantustans and ghettos for our people, believing that they can take advantage of the current situation to pass the so-called American deal of the century,” said the PLO in a statement after a meeting in Ramallah to discuss the latest developments.The statement also rejected Israel’s recent excavations near the wall of the Al-Aqsa mosque. Israel has been digging under the mosque and the Dome of the Rock since 1967, trying to find some trace of the Jewish Temple they claim is there. After 53 years of digging and excavating, they’re still empty-handed, with no evidence to show in support of their romantic narrative. Their colonial fairy tale of Israel belies the destruction of an entire ancient society that has lived, loved, built, farmed and died in that land for millennia. And now Israel is using the global pandemic as cover to take one more stab at erasing the Palestinians all the more.A Palestinian-American writer and political activist, Abulhawa is the author of Mornings in Jenin (2010) and founder of a nongovernmental organization, Playgrounds for Palestine. Abulhawa’s parents, born in At-Tur in Jerusalem, were refugees of the 1967 war. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Reporters Without Borders condemns the attempted assassination of deputy information minister Abdu Al-Ganadi. A bomb exploded outside his home on the morning of 18 August without causing any casualties. An investigation is under way to identify those responsible and their motives.Suhail TV cameraman Ahmad Firas was arrested by soldiers from Daylami airbase on the afternoon of 12 August as he was driving towards Sanaa with his wife and children, who were released a few hours later. The soldiers, who seized his equipment, gave no reason for his arrest and are still holding him. The same soldiers previously arrested Al-Sahwa reporter Yahi Al-Thalayan and held him for 10 days before letting him go.Mohamed Ayda, the Sanaa bureau chief of the US Arabic-language TV station Al-Hurra, was the target of an attack on the evening of 10 August by several unidentified men who tried to stab him with curved janbiya daggers. He was rescued by several passers-by. This was not the first time that he has been the target of threats and attacks.The YemenOnline daily news website was defaced by hackers for the fourth time in the past two years.Reporters Without Borders urges the Yemeni authorities to investigate these constant attacks on the freedom of journalists and the media and to impose appropriate sanctions so that the media’s work is not obstructed by members of the security forces or by groups that use violence.BahrainThe Bahraini authorities have blocked access to the website of the Bahrain Justice and Development Movement, a new London-based group consisting mainly of Bahraini exiles that denounces human rights violations in Bahrain and advocates democratic reforms. The website had been about to post an article in which Ali Al-Aswad, a former parliamentarian now living in exile, said he feared a civil war could break out in Bahrain. Without elaborating, the authorities accused the site of “breaking Bahrain’s laws.”MoroccoReporters Without Borders strongly condemns the charges of publishing false information that have been brought against Driss Chahtane, the editor of the Arabic-language weekly Al-Michaal, and one of his reporters, Abdel Aziz Gogass, for a 20 July article about close links between certain governors and the Authenticity and Modernity Party, a new party founded by former interior minister Fouad Ali El-Himma, a close friend of the king.After being interrogated four times, the two journalists are due to be tried on 29 August. Moustapha Alaouie, the editor of Al-Oussboue-al-Sahafi, Morocco’s leading Arabic-language weekly, and reporter Youssef Meskine have been summoned for questioning over an article on the same subject on 4 August. They could also be prosecuted.“We urge the Moroccan authorities to end this judicial harassment, which runs counter to the intention announced by the government in April to reform the press law and make it more democratic,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We regret that it has become so difficult for Moroccan journalists to cover domestic politics in the run-up to October’s parliamentary elections.”Two journalists were meanwhile attacked by members of the Moroccan security forces while covering a demonstration in El Aaiún (Western Sahara) on 12 August. They were Mohamed Ayache Buihi, a reporter for the Moroccan daily Al-Massae and editor of the Saharanow.com website, and Hamid Bouffous, a reporter for the newspaper Risalat Al-Oumma and for the Sahara Press and Hespress websites.Buihi was beaten with a baton on the back and legs. After showing his press card, the security forces tried to take his camera, and then threw him to the ground and insulted him. Bouffous was treated in a similar manner, despite wearing a vest with the word “Press.” These developments point to an escalation in repression of journalists and netizens by the Moroccan authorities.TunisiaReporters Without Borders also strongly condemns an attack on Radio Gafsa, a radio station located in the southern city of Gafsa, by about 20 men, most of them wearing hoods, on 2 August. They ransacked the premises and terrified employees.“This incident shows that Tunisia still has enemies of media freedom who are ready to raid news media and intimidate journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities must discourage this kind of behaviour by finding these people and punishing them.” BahrainMiddle East – North Africa BahrainMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News Yemen News Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest News Receive email alerts German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors News to go further August 20, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Violence, blocked websites and prosecutions – anti-media offensive continues October 14, 2020 Find out more Organisation March 17, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Bahrain Help by sharing this information Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives June 15, 2020 Find out more
Homepage BannerNews Google+ Pringle says flood relief monies should be given directly to county councils Pinterest Twitter By admin – December 9, 2015 Facebook WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Deputy Thomas Pringle says local councils need to be given money to deal with flood damage.In the Dail this morning, Deputy Pringle said no extra funding has been allocated to local authorities to deal with the immediate needs of towns across Donegal and elsewhere in the country.He sais some areas of the county are flooded regularly, and lans are being drawn up to alleviate those problem areas.However, he says, parts of Lifford were flooded where they have never been flooded before, and that’s a concern.He says in many cases, quick temporary solutions can be introduced by Donegal County Council, but with the council forced to apply the Minor Flood Mitigation Works scheme for emergency funding, this may not be possible…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/tpringflood.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Pinterest Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleThree Donegal people on latest tax defaulters listNext articleWoman remains in hospital following vicious attack in Derry admin 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th
Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at [email protected] More by Matt Butler Matt Butler TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—Officials from municipalities throughout Tompkins County expressed optimism that their local governments would elect to participate in New York State’s coming cannabis sales programs, initiated earlier this year by the New York legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. No actual votes were cast at the meeting between the Tompkins County Council of Governments, but it’s clear more information has become available through the state regarding how the money will be broken down in municipalities that participate in the program. Municipalities have no influence over whether or not marijuana is legal, but they can opt out of allowing vendors to establish cannabis storefronts and sell within their geographic boundaries. You can watch the full discussion starting here in the meeting.At least according to those in attendance at the meeting, the deadline for officially opting out of the cannabis sales program is Dec. 24, 2021, meaning a municipality must decide before then if they want to pull out. If no action is taken, a municipality automatically opts in. Rod Howe, of the Town of Ithaca, said he would be “shocked” if the Town of Ithaca opted out, though they have not yet discussed it. Your Economy & Development news is made possible with support from: “I’m pretty sure Cayuga Heights will opt in,” added Linda Woodard, mentioning that Village of Cayuga Heights officials had begun discussing the process at a recent board meeting. “I think most municipalities will unless there’s very strong opposition, just because of the financial aspects.”It appears that if a municipality opts out, they lost out on any direct money from the sale of cannabis. Lansing’s Joe Wetmore wondered aloud if money made throughout the county via a tax on cannabis sales would be pooled and redistributed, but it appears that is not the case. Zoning will likely determine where the stores are allowed to open, and there will be places that allow in-store consumption of marijuana. They will be regulated, according to those at the meeting, similarly to bars that serve alcohol. There were certainly unanswered questions, like Wetmore’s query about how tax revenue would be split among villages and towns, since often villages are wholly surrounded by towns. Regardless, while the discussion was obviously still in its early stages, the financial projections are appealing to local officials (more details on the tax structure available here).“The projection is $350 million a year from the sales tax,” mentioned Dan Lamb of Dryden, referring to the potential revenue number statewide. “I haven’t broken that down to what it is per municipality, but that’s a lot of money. It could add up for us.” Tagged: governor andrew cuomo, marijuana, new york state, sales, tompkins county council of governments, weed
Minneapolis Police (MINNEAPOLIS) — Minneapolis police released multiple videos on Sunday of the frenetic chase that led to the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old man in an alley as he fled from officers.The video shows the chase, which lasted only about a minute from when police officers Justin Schmidt and Ryan Kelly pulled up to the scene to when Thurman Blevins was shot and killed in an alley in North Minneapolis. The officers were responding to the area after a 911 call was made saying someone was firing a gun into the air.Bodycam footage from both of the officers shows them pull up to the location and immediately jump out of the vehicle, with one of the officers shouting, “He’s got a gun!”Schmidt, who was in the passenger seat, can be heard shouting “Drop the f—— gun!” as Blevins immediately runs from the scene. Schmidt repeatedly shouts for Blevins to stop running and drop the gun while Blevins shouts back “I did nothing, bro” and “Leave me alone.”The officer shouts “Put your hands up, I will f—— shoot you!” multiple times before he eventually does open fire and strike Blevins.When slowed down, the video shows Blevins pulled out a gun in his waistband just before being shot by both officers, but it is unclear if Blevins fired the weapon.Family members saw the video for the first time on Sunday as well, according to Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.“Regardless of the facts and circumstances that took place on the afternoon of June 23, and regardless of how our own life experiences and backgrounds inform the conclusions we draw, let us all recognize one conclusion: a life was lost and that, in and of itself, is a tragedy,” Frey said at a press conference Sunday in which the footage was released. While the body camera footage is now released, this is just one part of an effort to bring greater transparency to these processes. In the weeks and months ahead, we will undoubtedly learn more. In this quest to bring about greater transparency there will be pain.”The family, as well as protesters, had been calling for the release of the video since the shooting took place on June 23. Both officers were placed on paid administrative duties while the investigation is underway.The graphic video was made available on the city’s website.Sydnee Brown, Blevins’ cousin who has served as a spokesperson for the family, continued calls for Kelly and Schmidt to be charged in the shooting after seeing the video.“Officers Ryan Kelly and Justin Schmidt should be fired without pay and prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” Brown told Minneapolis ABC affiliate KSTP.Frey took special care to discuss the racial aspect of Blevins, a black man, being shot by two white officers.“I did not experience the pain of inequities that continue to exist in areas well beyond policing and public safety,” he said. “But we all need to understand that this pain is felt acutely by people of color. That must be acknowledged.”Frey said he has met with Blevins’ family and would be willing to do so again.Minneapolis Police Department Chief Medaria Arradondo would not comment on the footage as an investigation into the shooting continues.“While Chief Arradondo is currently prohibited by data practice law from commenting on the specifics of this case he will continue to remain engaged, active and listen throughout the community,” a statement from the department said.Schmidt’s lawyer, Kevin Short, defended his client’s actions, saying in a statement to KSTP, “The video shows Thurman Blevins fired one shot at officers. It’s gratifying to know the actions of the officers were justified. Hopefully the public learned a lesson to wait for all the facts and video to come out before vilifying officers.”Kelly’s lawyer did not comment.The Office of Police Conduct Review, where complaints about officers’ behavior can be made and reviewed by an independent party, shows both Schmidt and Kelly have had three complaints lodged against them during their time on the force. They were all closed without discipline, and the reasons for complaints are not made public.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
KMSP-TVBy EMILY SHAPIRO, WILL MCDUFFIE, and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(BUFFALO, Minn.) — One person is dead and four others were injured after a man opened fire at the Allina Health Clinic Crossroads campus in Buffalo, Minnesota, on Tuesday, the Buffalo police said.Law enforcement is “very familiar with the suspect,” identified as 67-year-old Greg Ulrich of Buffalo, said Buffalo Police Chief Pat Budke and Wright County Sheriff Sean Deringer. Ulrich was taken into custody at the facility, police said.Authorities believe this was a targeted incident and that the suspect acted alone, Budke and Deringer said.“There is no information at this point that leads us to believe there is any nexus with any type of domestic terrorism,” Budke said.Five patients were transported from the clinic to local hospitals after the shooting, which was reported at 10:54 a.m., said Kelly Spratt, president of Buffalo Hospital. A spokeswoman for Hennepin County Medical Center told ABC News later Tuesday night that a patient who was transferred to their care succumbed to their injuries.A representative of North Memorial Health Hospital said as of 4:30 p.m., one of those patients was discharged and three are in critical but stable condition.“Our North Memorial Health family stands with our friends and community members at Allina Health. We will continue to partner with them and provide whatever support is needed following today’s tragic event,” Samantha Hanson, North Memorial Health’s chief administrative officer, said in a statement.The suspect also appeared to have improvised explosive devices, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said.After the victims were removed from the building, the sheriff’s team conducted a secondary search of the facility, which yielded a suspicious package in the corner of the lobby, the police said. The sheriff’s team contacted the Minneapolis bomb squad, who was still on the scene Tuesday afternoon.Deringer told reporters his office and Buffalo police have received “several calls for service calls” regarding Ulrich dating back to 2003. The sheriff said the suspect was living at a Super 8 Motel in Buffalo.Officers evacuated the motel and found suspicious devices inside, according to Deringer.Ulrich has lived in the Buffalo community “for quite a long time” and “has had contact with the health care community during that time,” according to Budke.“There’s a history of him being unhappy with the health care he received,” he said.Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar tweeted that Buffalo, about 50 miles northwest of Minneapolis, is “not far from where I grew up.”“So sad for all those there at clinic and those injured and praying for their recovery,” she tweeted. “Thanks to those saving lives right now. Gun violence must stop.”Ulrich will likely appear in court Thursday, officials said.ABC News’ Josh Hoyos contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
On Saturday, local surf legend and cancer survivor Dean Randazzo joined paddlers from around the world in a 22.5-mile race around Absecon Island.The 12th annual Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Paddle For A Cause presented by Seashore Construction brought competitors and spectators to the Frank S. Farley State Marina at Golden Nugget Atlantic City for 22.5-mile and 8-mile races, and a 4-mile social paddle in kayaks, paddleboards, outrigger canoes and surf skis.Randazzo, of Ventnor, was recovering from a bout with Hodgkins Lymphoma when the inaugural event was conceived.The course was designed by Mike May in 2001 to challenge racers as a reminder that they are helping people struggling with cancer. Randazzo said that’s exactly what kept him motivated in the water.“It was really tough out there,” he said. “I just kept telling myself that I couldn’t quit, because if I quit, then it’s OK for people with cancer to quit. I couldn’t let them down.”Randazzo completed the 22.5-mile stand-up paddleboard race in 8:06:51.81. Up until now, a series of health issues had kept him off of the signature long-distance course for the past 11 years and he accomplished a major goal by completing the race.“It was truly inspiring,” said foundation President Mark Zappone, who extended the time limitation on the race to allow Randazzo to finish. “That guy just has no quit in him.”In the men’s divisions, Sean Brennan, of Robbinsville Township finished the 22.5-mile race first and won the surf ski category with a time of 2:49:37.61.Kevin Kahikina of Point Pleasant won the OC-1 division with a time of 4:04:57.64. Fielding Pagel, of Annapolis, Maryland, won the stand-up paddleboard category with a time of 4:04:35.94.Ryan Matthews, of Ocean Township, won the prone category with a finishing time of 4:06:40.94.Andy Giordano, of Ocean View, won the master’s 14-foot stand-up category with a time of 5:22:56.05 and 14-year-old Hugh Shields won the prone 17-year-old and younger category with a time of 5:20:37.69.In the women’s stand-up paddleboard division, Stephanie Shideler of Long Beach, N.Y. won first place and was the 15th overall finisher with a time of 4:23:18.95.Lisa Hertz Malick, of Melbourne Beach, Fla., won the prone category with a time 5:10:50.32.Jennifer Panetta, of Berwyn, Pennsylvania, won the 12-foot, 6-inch stand-up paddleboard category with a time of 6:03:36.08.Grace Emig, of Brigantine, won the 12-foot, 6-inch prone category with a time of 5:40:48.33.Josette Lata, of Pine Beach, won the master’s 14-foot stand-up category with a time of 5:56:07.54 and 14-year-old Emma Engle won the stand-up paddleboard 14-foot 17-years-old and younger category with a time of 5:52:39.42.Cash prizes of $800 for first place, $350 for second place and $150 for third place were awarded for the 22.5-mile race around Absecon Island in the following categories: men’s open prone, men’s 14-foot and longer stand-up paddleboard, women’s open prone and women’s 14-foot and longer stand-up paddleboard.The top three overall finishers in two new categories this year, the Surf Ski and OC-1, were awarded $250 for first place, $150 for second place and $100 for third place.With funds still being counted, the 12th annual Paddle For A Cause raised more than $70,000 for the Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation to help fight cancer in our area.Top fundraiser honors went to local artist Jon Baker, of Egg Harbor Township, for the third year in a row. Baker raised a total of $9,290 and received the Karen Grant award which is named for a board member, volunteer and grant recipient who passed away from cancer last April.Todd Desatnick was the second place fundraiser with $5,200 raised, followed by Paul Giunta who raised $1,975.This year’s event was held in honor of Gregory Weber and a new annual Greg Weber Industry Award was presented to new board member David Kolb for outstanding service to the organization.The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation will hold its 6th annual Art For A Cause Tuesday, July 16 at Heritage Surf and Sport in Margate. See TheDRCF.org for more information or to make a donation.The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation promotes cancer awareness and assists individuals battling cancer both emotionally and financially.To date, the foundation has raised more than $850,000 and donates 90 percent of its funds to individuals and organizations including the Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer Fund, Shore Medical Center Cancer Center, Gilda’s Club of South Jersey and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Jersey Cape Regional Cancer Center and AtlantiCare Cancer Center.The foundation was created in 2001 when Randazzo, a professional surfer from Atlantic City, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes. Since successfully battling the disease four times, Dean continues his competitive professional surfing career, proudly representing the Garden State all over the world.The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation is a New Jersey Non Profit and 501(c)(3) charitable organization and donations are tax deductible. Donations by check should be made payable to DRCF and mailed to P.O. Box 149, Somers Point 08244.Dean Randazzo gives a triumphant wave. (Photo courtesy Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation) Dean Randazzo, of Ventnor, congratulates top fundraiser Jon Baker, (left) of Egg Harbor Township. (Courtesy Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation)